Sweet Tomato Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

I found this to be a nice, delicate taste. If you like spice cake, give this a whirl. My family enjoyed it served with hot tea. Enjoy!


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

3-4
fresh tomatoes, pureed in blender
1 1/2 c
cake flour
1 c
dark brown sugar
1
egg
1 stick
butter, unsalted, room temperature
2 Tbsp
vanilla
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
ginger
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
non-stick olive oil spray
flour for dusting
4
red food coloring drops, optional

ICING

1 stick
butter, unsalted, room temperature
1 pkg
cream cheese
1 Tbsp
vanilla
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar or granulated sugar

TOPPING

1/2 c
sliced almond or your favorite nut
1 pinch
cinnamon sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325.
2
Core stem of tomato. Cut into quarters, and place in blender. Puree until almost a liquid. Set aside.
3
In a mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, and vanilla until creamy. Then add egg and continue to beat.
4
Next add all dry ingredients and tomatoes. Mix thoroughly for about 2 minutes. You can add the drops of food coloring here so that your cake is a nice rich red color to really showcase the tomato. You can add more to get the desirable color you prefer. In my sample picture, I do not use the coloring. That is the natural color.
5
Take a 9in cake pan, spray with non-stick olive oil spray and dust with flour.
6
Pour batter in and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center. Approximately 30 minutes.
7
Remove from oven and place on cooling rack until completely cool.
8
To start frosting, mix butter and sugar until completely blended. Add cream cheese and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes until a light, creamy mixture is attained. You may add more sugar if you like a sweeter frosting. Even granulated sugar, but you have to beat it with the butter until creamed. I prefer all granulated, heavily creamed.
9
Place frosting in fridge to thicken while cake is cooling.
10
Frost just the top of a completely cooled cake. Using all frosting. Top with almonds and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over entire cake.
11
Enjoy!

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